Illinois residents involved in the state's Medical Cannabis Pilot Program might see action sooner rather than later after Gov. Bruce Rauner approved an issuing of licenses Monday. We talk with WBEZ reporter Susie An who has been talking to people in the business of making money from medical marijuana. And Illinois Public Radio Springfield Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky outlines policy details. Also, we discuss the financial affects of a potential elected CPS school board.
We continue our "Grading Rahm" series with a look at how the Mayor has impacted parents, teachers and students dependent on his policies. Former railway administrator Joe Szabo returns to Chicago to work on a roadmap for regional transportation at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
We discuss the effect of the income tax rollback in Illinois. We find out how the Affordable Care Act may affect your 2014 return. And, author Tom Geoghegan sees a connection between the decline in union power and the rise in income inequality.
We look at a new website launched by the Chicago Justice Project crunching arrest and conviction data in Cook County. We also find out what public school students expect from the mayor. Plus, the old school sounds of Chicago's Treehouse Records.